Searching my highlights

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Parker Windle | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jun 23 2018 2:00 AM

Is there a way to search for only the things that I have highlighted through all my resources. My purpose is that I daily put quotes on social media, and I like to take them from my reading. If there would be a way to access all of my previously highlighted material that would save me a lot of time.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 23 2018 2:10 AM

Hi Parker

https://wiki.logos.com/Search_HELP#Highlighting_Styles should help

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Parker Windle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 23 2018 2:30 AM

Hi Graham,

Thanks for your reply. I tried that link and perhaps I am misunderstanding it. I went to my search and typed in {highlight yellow highlight} and then also {highlight *} and my highlights did not come up with the search. Have I misunderstood something?

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 23 2018 3:20 AM

Parker Windle:
I tried that link and perhaps I am misunderstanding it. I went to my search and typed in {highlight yellow highlight} and then also {highlight *} and my highlights did not come up with the search. Have I misunderstood something?

One could say so, since copy / paste from that wiki page instead of typing might have been not only faster, but more effective. The point is that these complex searches react upon nuances - here, the operative keyword Highlight needs to be capitalized to work, i.e. {Highlight *} will work, {highlight *} won't. The other thing is the correct name of the highlighting style: There is a highlighter called "Yellow" in the Solid Colors palette, but another called "Yellow Highlighter" in the Highlighter Pens palette, and Logos will only find exact matches, again including capitalization. So again, you need to specify exactly the spelling of the highlighter you use

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Parker Windle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 23 2018 3:25 AM

Excellent! That did it for me. Thanks

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 23 2018 3:32 AM

Parker Windle:

Excellent! That did it for me. Thanks

Great to hear!

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 24 2018 9:24 AM

Parker Windle:

Hi Graham,

Thanks for your reply. I tried that link and perhaps I am misunderstanding it. I went to my search and typed in {highlight yellow highlight} and then also {highlight *} and my highlights did not come up with the search. Have I misunderstood something?

Just for your info, there's a much easier way to do this if you're searching for specific things IN your highlighting. In that case, in the search panel, click on the All Text or All Bible Text dropdown. You'll see all the highlighters you've used are part of the list, and you can just check the ones you want. (You may need to expand the names of the palettes to see individual styles.) Then search for the word(s) you're looking for.

But the method Graham gave you is the best when you want everything you've highlighted, rather than specific words IN your highlighting.

If you have palette-specific highlighting (that's an option when you create custom palettes), you can also open the notes document for that palette to see all your highlighting from that palette.

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